Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka has applauded community participation and commitment in the implementation of the Malawi Education Sector Improvement Project (Mesip).
The minister expressed the sentiments during a familiarisation tour to several schools in Lilongwe where Mesip is being implemented.
“The level of understanding and participation from the communities is pleasing and I can report that Mesip is in safe hands,” Msaka said during the tour at Chimphepo Primary School. “What I have seen and heard is exactly what is supposed to be happening under this project.”
Msaka said that the achievement of Mesip activities hinges on complete community involvement of relevant players such as teachers, parents, traditional leaders and community members themselves.
Funded by the World Bank through the Global Partnership for Education to the tune of K33 billion, the project has five components focusing on improving learning outcomes by enhancing administrative management and infrastructure development among other.
The components build into the main goal of improving equity and quality of primary education service delivery in early grade levels with an emphasis on improved accountability and functioning at the school level.
Implementation of Mesip is being done in 800 schools in eight selected districts nationwide.